Gary Ronald "Skip" Patton (1944 - 2017)

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Gary Ronald "Skip" Patton, 72, of Curwensville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at his residence.
Born Aug. 17, 1944, in Lackawanna, N.Y., he was the son of Howard W. and Helen M. (Reekie) Patton.
Mr. Patton had been a welder for the former Piper Aircraft and was retired as a bus driver for Trailways. He was Roman Catholic by faith.
He was a U.S. Naval veteran of the Vietnam War.
He wed the former Kathryn D. (London) Hooven who preceded him on death on March 12, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald.
Surviving are five children: Gary Ronald Patton Jr. and wife Melinda of Minn., Lori Michelle Patton and fiancé Bryan Buterbaugh of Punxsutawney, Gregory Howard Patton and wife Lisa Kay and Lisa Ann Patton both of Brockway and Linda Kay Walburn and husband Kurtis of Falls Creek; three stepchildren, Rebecca "Becky" Freeman and husband William of Curwensville, Barbara Hooven Palumbo of Clearfield and Beverly Bennett of Butler.
Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Mary Patton of Sabula.
At the request of Mr. Patton there will be no public visitation.
Private family graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Morningside Cemetery in DuBois. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the DuBois Honor Guard.
The family suggests contributions be made to the .
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc., of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Curwensville
300 State St
Curwensville, PA 16833
(814) 236-2872
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 27, 2017
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